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The SnowMansion Taos Hostel Ski Lodge Inn & Campground

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3 reviews
Reviewed October 20, 2016

When we arrived on the afternoon of our wedding anniversary we were offered a private room for a very good rate. The man at the desk was very, very helpful with booking the room and offered several recommendations for the evening. He even helped with hiking options for the next morning. The room was spacious and very comfortable. The wifi... More 

Thank Tia P
South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed October 6, 2016

If you are solo or traveling with friends, or even if a couple because they have private rooms, you seriously will do yourself a favor to check yourself in to the SnowMansion when visiting the Taos area. It's about 20 minutes out of Taos proper but situated in a wonderful small village which is its own entity and in which... More 

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san francisco, ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2016

PROS: steps away from all the great shops in Seco (Taos Cow ice cream, Rottenstone pottery, El Sol food market/smoothie bar, SW Weaving); staff couldn't be nicer or more eager to help; clean laundry fresh bed linens; free Wifi/parking; bath towels provided; ear plugs provided on request; common room has books/guidebooks, pool table, piano, TV/dvd library; house dinner provided for... More 

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Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

I've driven by dozens of times and since I had other reasons to be in Arroyo Seco, I decided to try the Snow Mansion. I'm a light sleeper so a private room seemed a better option than a cabin, which are really 4 little side-by-side sleep-capsules. The upstairs rooms were filled, and to be fair, I was warned that I... More 

Thank Picky2traveler
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed July 22, 2016

WE reserved this hotel through Expedia. It was very difficult to locate due to ignorance of the front desk clerks. Other than that negative, it is a different kind of hotel. You will fill like you are staying with an extended family at vacation home. Very nice food home cooking by Rosa. The owner Abu or Amu (Sorry) a wonderful... More 

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SnowManNewMexico, Owner at The SnowMansion Taos Hostel Ski Lodge Inn & Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and sorry for your difficulty in finding us. Thank you also for your review. Guest satisfaction is very important to us. Hope to see you again. Amu More 

Placentia, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Close to the resort, easy to hitch hike up, comfortable, free breakfasts and healthy $5 dinners. Nice common area around a fireplace. Next door to a small grocery. I've stayed in many ski hostels, and this is more than adequate.

Thank Peter K
Wairoa, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed February 4, 2016

Ideal low cost accommodation for skiing Taos Valley. 200 yards from free shuttle 10-15 mins to mountain or an easy hitch ( locals are extremely friendly ) Breakfast included, a communal evening meal ($5-$15 donation), or use one of two kitchens. Heaps of interesting people to talk to. Bar, two lunch & two evening restaurants plus small organic food shop... More 

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Canyon Lake, Texas
1 review
Reviewed January 17, 2016

I stayed for 5 days and opted for a top bunk experience. After a fresh snowfall this unique social oriented lodging accommodation provided a gambit of adventure. From 5 am snowplow drive bys , early morning de-icing of your car and breakfast preparation in the kitchen or joining in on a provided meal, this place made me adjust to winter... More 

Thank John C
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
Reviewed December 1, 2015

We stayed in one of the cabins out back for two night and it was just perfect! Taos Ski Valley was just opening and the location was super convenient. The owners and staff are friendly, helpful and super knowledgable about the area. The group meals were a definite bonus! When we return to Taos, we'll be staying at the Snowmansion.

Thank yamalove
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed September 15, 2015

Outside of the busy city of Taos, nestled in an organic garden and surrounded by restaurants, galleries and unbelievable beauty, this was a surprising find. This is a hostel so you can share a room, have a private ensuite room in the main lodge, or sleep in a teepee, or even pitch a tent. There is kitchen usage and communal... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
World Famous! We are great lodging for all ages! Private Rooms, Cabins, Tipis and Dorm Beds Available! We've welcomed individuals, couples, families and groups since 1973! We look forward to welcoming you! Located in the village of Arroyo Seco, featuring an array of great breakfast, lunch and dinner choices, a health food store, shops, art galleries and nightlife. The Taos Ski Valley, the historic Taos Plaza, the Taos Pueblo, the Rio Grande Gorge and the Hot Springs are all minutes away. Angel Fire, Sipapu, Red River, Ojo Caliente, Ghost Ranch, Philmont Boy Scout Ranch are all within easy driving distance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The SnowMansion Taos Hostel Ski Lodge Inn & Campground

Address: 476 Hwy 150, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514 (Formerly The Abominable Snowmansion)
Location: United States > New Mexico > Taos County > Arroyo Seco
Price Range: $71 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The SnowMansion Taos Hostel Ski Lodge Inn & Campground 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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The Abominable Snowmansion Hotel Arroyo Seco
The SnowMansion Taos Hostel Ski Lodge Inn & Campground Arroyo Seco, Taos County, NM
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“not the best place for light sleepers”
 of 5 bubbles JVZ, Aug 8, 2016 | Read review
“I had a private room, shared shower etc. it could have slept three/ couple+2 children”
 of 5 bubbles daveM7722XW, Feb 4, 2016 | Read review
“Not luxurious.”
 of 5 bubbles 373sarahl, Sep 15, 2015 | Read review
“If you find yourself here, you can possibly find something more In yourself”
 of 5 bubbles vojink2015, Jun 28, 2015 | Read review
“Go for the tipi's!”
 of 5 bubbles Eskadea, Jun 22, 2015 | Read review
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